Associate Professor Shahid Ullah

Associate Professor in Biostatistics

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Health Sciences (2.11)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Shahid has been with the College of Medicine and Public Health since 2019. Prior to this, he has held academic appointments in biostatistics at Flinders University, South Australia Health and Medical Research Institute, Federation University and the University of Dhaka. He received his PhD in Applied Statistics from Monash University.

Shahid has been successful in his previous research and he brings an excellent skill for collaboration and consultancies with leading researchers and scientists through actively involved statistical modelling and methodology as well as facilitating teaching and contributing to research. He supervises honours, masters and PhD students. He publishes in top ranking journals. His research activities have been disseminated in 143 peer reviewed publications and awarded over $4 millions in collaborative research grants as the named Chief Investigators.

His current research involves statistical and epidemiological methodology and modelling, joint modelling approach for survival and longitudinal data, geospatial analysis, and functional data analysis for time series forecasting.


Bachelor of Science (Honours) Statistics

Masters Statistics

PhD Applied Statistics

Honours, awards and grants
  • MRFF RCRDUN-COVID-19 Grant 2021-2023 ($973,114) (CI): 3D-printed facial guards to reduce P2/N95 respirator leak and protect health care workers from COVID-19.
  • MRFF Dementia Ageing and Aged Care Grant 2021-2023 ($1,400,000) (CI): Creating partnership in iSupport program to optimise carers' impact on dementia care.
  • National Foundation for Australia-China Relations Competitive Grant 2021-2023 ($400,000) (CI) Strengthening professional collaboration in dementia caregiver education and research via the provisionn and evaluation of the iSupport program in Australia and Greater China.
  • DCRC World Class Research Grant 2021-2023 ($536,584) (CI): Strengthing partnership with carers through innovative delivery of an iSupport program.
  • Diabetes SA Grant 2021-2024 ($300,000) (CI): Australian lifestyle change program to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes amongst a high-risk propulation (AUS 2 Prevent).
  • Channel 7 Children't Research Foundation Grant 2021-2021 ($100,000) (CI): Linking homeless children and their families to community health and wellbeing services: using a nurse practitioner model of care to improve child health outcomes.
  • Flinders Foundation Health Seed Grant 2021-2021 ($21,650) (CI): Understanding out-of-pocket health expenditure impacts on Aboriginal families.
  • Flinders University Innovation Partnership Seed Grant 2020-2021 ($15,000) (CI): Development of cross-culture care skills in aged care staff to improve resident choice and control over care services.
Key responsibilities

Education, consultation and collaboration

Teaching interests

My 20 years of teaching responsibilities include statistics, biostatistics, epidemiology and demography from first year to masters level for both small and large classes in Australia and overseas. My current teaching responsibilities include biostatistics to undergraduate and post graduate students within the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University. I also taught biostatistics at Federation University School of Health Sciences, Monash University Biostatistics Unit, Dhaka University Institute of Statistical Research and Training, Government and non-Government organizations.

Topic coordinator
PHCA9523 Introductory Biostatistics
PHCA9524 Advanced Biostatistics
PHCA2507 Biostatistics
Topic lecturer
MMED9151 Medicine 1B (Biostatistics)
PHCA9523 Introductory Biostatistics
PHCA9524 Advanced Biostatistics
PHCA2507 Biostatistics
Supervisory interests
Analysis of survival data
Biostatistics and epidemiology
Biostatistics and spatial science
Network analysis
Statistical methodology
Time series modelling
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Risk factors and health development impact of maltreatment of child laborers (1), Developing and validating a clinical score for predicting the risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) post nephrectomy (1), Evaluating the eff ectiveness of an Australian iSupport for Dementia education program for carers (1), Exploring psychoeducational needs for nurses providing care for patients with dementia in Australian hospitals (1)
Associate supervisor: Midwifery group practice, complex pregnancy, cost effectiveness, clinical effectiveness, maternity system analyses, public health (1), Internatonal students, cultural issues, acculturative stress, cultural adaptation, performance, management strategies (1), Hypertension management, diabetes, nurse education, collaborative care, discharge planning, randomised controlled trial (1), Entrepreneur, ICT, diffusion of innovation, stakeholder management, sustainability (1), Childhood obesity, physical activity, home and school environments, diet, structural equation model (2), Overweight; Obesity; Adolescents; Socio-demographic characteristics (1)
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Further information

I am extremely proficient in R, S-Plus, STATA and SPSS. I have working knowledge on MLWiN, MPlus and SAS.